LtCol. Mark K. Shipman


(55th FGA Newsletter)

LtCol. Mark K. Shipman

38th FS - April 1943 to February 1944
HdQts - February 1944 to 04 April 1944

Assigned Aircraft

P-38H CG-S 42-67080 "Skylark IV" (photo F Birtciel)
P-38J CG-A 42-67805 "Skylark V"

Mission History

46 missions

Mission List

55th FG  Mission #

Date Target
01 15 October 1943 Sweep - Dutch Islands
02 16 October 1943 Sweep - Dutch Islands (Red Leader)
03 17 October 1943 Sweep - Dutch Islands (Blue Leader)
04 18 October 1943 Sweep - Dutch Islands (Blue Leader)
05 19 October 1943 Sweep - Ameins Area (Blue Leader)
06 20 October 1943 Duren (Blue Leader)
07 22 October 1943 Cambrai (Yellow Leader)
08 24 October 1943 St. Andre L'Eure (Yellow Leader)
n/a 30 October 1943 Abandoned (Red Leader)
09 03 November 1943 Wilhelmshaven (Yellow Leader)
10 05 November 1943 Gelsenkirchen (Yellow Leader)
11 07 November 1943 Sweep - Ostend-St. Omer Area (Red Leader)
12 07 November 1943 Sweep - Lille Area (Yellow Leader)
14 11 November 1943 Munster (Yellow Leader)
n/a 18 November 1943 Practice Mission (White Leader)
16 25 November 1943 Sweep - Lille Area (White Leader)
21 05 December 1943 Bourdeaux (White Leader)
22 11 December 1943 Bremen (White Leader)
23 13 December 1943 Kiel (White Leader)
25 20 December 1943 Bremen (White Leader)
26 22 December 1943 Osnabruck (White Leader)
27 24 December 1943 Pas De Calais (Red Leader)
28 30 December 1943 Ludwigshaven (White Leader)
29 31 December 1943 Bourdeaux (White Leader)
30 04 January 1944 Kiel (White Leader)
31 05 January 1944 Kiel (led group)
32 07 January 1944 Ludwigshafen (White Leader)
33 11 January 1944 Brunswick (Yellow Leader)
34 14 January 1944 St. Poi (White Leader)
35 21 January 1944 Area Patrol Lille/Belgium (White Leader)
36 24 January 1944 Frankfurt (Yellow Leader)
37 29 January 1944 Frankfurt (Yellow Leader)
38 30 January 1944 Brunswick/Hannover (White Leader)
39 31 January 1944 Sweep - Eindhoven-Arhnheim (White Leader)

41

04 February 1944 Frankfurt (led group)

46

11 February 1944 Frankfurt (led group)

47

20 February 1944 Bernberg (led group)

48

20 February 1944 Kiel Area (led group)

49

21 February 1944 Werl (led group)

50

22 February 1944 Schweinfurt (led group)

51

24 February 1944 Gotha (led group)

52

25 February 1944 Augsburg (led group)

53

28 February 1944 Abbeville (led group)

54

29 February 1944 Brunswick (led group)

61

15 March 1944 Brunswick (Yellow Leader)

62

16 March 1944 Friedrichshafen (led group)

63

18 March 1944 Friedrichshafen (White Leader)

64

22 March 1944 Berlin (Red Leader)
Air Scores
Destroyed
Probable
Damaged
1.5-1.5-1 38FS
0-0-1 HdQts
Ground Scores
Destroyed  
Damaged  
Score Detail 05 November 1943  (1.5)Me-109 destroyed (air) Westerholt-Wittmund
05 November 1943  (.5)Me-109 probable (air) Winterwijk
05 January 1944  Me-109 damaged (air) E/Meldorf
31 January 1944  Me-109 probable (air) N/Venlo
25 February 1944  Me-410 damaged (air) Augsburg
Notes ASN - O-431166
LtCol. Shipman flew 53 prior P-38 missions in North Africa with the 14th Fighter Group.
01 December 1943 - Assumed command of the 38th Fighter Squadron
01 December 1943 - Stood relieved as 38th Fighter Squadron Operations Officer
January 1944 - Awarded the Silver Star
January 1944 - Awarded a 3rd Oak Leaf Cluster to the Distinguished Flying Cross
11 February 1944 - Assigned to Group Headquarters as Air Executive
21 March 1944 - Appointed Lt. Colonel
04 April 1944 - Relieved from assignment and transferred to 12th RCD.
Awards
Memories  
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